Looking for Fairground Horse Book

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collywobbly Wed 23-Dec-20 16:16:43

Hello, I'm on chat for traffic. I'm feeling nostalgic and I've been thinking of a book I used to read in childhood. It's about a white carousel horse that is desperate to get off the carousel and be a real horse. He eventually gets off and is initially excited about being free. But after being rejected by real horses and realising that he prefers his life on the carousel after all he makes his way back. Only to find that he's been replaced...

I have no idea what the book is called and have been googling it for ages. So now I'm appealing to MN. Does it sound familiar to anyone?
Thanks in advance fsmile

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TickledOnion Wed 23-Dec-20 16:20:04

Is it Sugarlump and the Unicorn by Julia Donaldson?

Finfintytint Wed 23-Dec-20 16:21:14

The Runaway Flying Horse?

FlyingSquid Wed 23-Dec-20 16:24:38

The Moon on the Water?

collywobbly Wed 23-Dec-20 16:25:21

Finfintytint

The Runaway Flying Horse?


OH WOW!!! This is the one! I would have never have guessed the name either. Thanks so much. I'm going to buy it right now. Thanks again x

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collywobbly Wed 23-Dec-20 16:25:59

Thanks to everyone else for getting involved x

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Ifonlyicouldliveinmypjs Wed 23-Dec-20 16:28:33

Sounds very like sugerlump and the unicorn though - am now wondering if Julia Donaldson ripped off another story! 😂

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PerkingFaintly Wed 23-Dec-20 16:30:17

I knew exactly the book you meant before I clicked, so I'm thrilled to be reminded of the title.

Thank you!
wine

collywobbly Wed 23-Dec-20 16:33:58

Ifonlyicouldliveinmypjs

Sounds very like sugerlump and the unicorn though - am now wondering if Julia Donaldson ripped off another story! 😂


gringringrin
I'll have to check this story out. Then we can expose Julia wink. I've always been suspicious of her I haven't

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collywobbly Wed 23-Dec-20 16:35:04

PerkingFaintly

I knew exactly the book you meant before I clicked, so I'm thrilled to be reminded of the title.

Thank you!
wine


It's gorgeous. I'm hoping it's aged well wine

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PerkingFaintly Wed 23-Dec-20 16:56:36

I have a dim memory of it feeling slightly creepy.

Maybe it's just sad?

collywobbly Wed 23-Dec-20 17:06:25

There was definitely a darkness to it. And I've just seen some pictures of the illustrations and they could be seen as unsettling.

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